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Smoke - A Novel

Dan Vyleta

Readers of the Harry Potter series and Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell are sure to be mesmerized by Dan Vyleta's thrilling blend of historical fiction and fantasy, as three young friends scratch the surface of the grown-up world to discover startling wonders-and dangerous secrets. "Dan Vyleta writes with intricacy and imagination and skillful pacing; never once would I have considered putting his book down. In the manner of both a Dickens novel and the best young adult adventure stories (the Harry Potter series among them). . .his ending, which I wouldn't dare reveal here, is a real firecracker."-Jennifer Senior, The New York Times Welcome to a Victorian England unlike any other you have experienced before. Here, wicked thoughts (both harmless and hate-filled) appear in the air as telltale wisps of Smoke. Young Thomas Argyle, a son of aristocracy, has been sent to an elite boarding school. Here he will be purged of Wickedness, for the wealthy do not Smoke. When he resists a sadistic headboy's temptations to Smoke, a much larger struggle beyond the school walls is revealed. Shortly thereafter, on a trip to London, Thomas and his best friend witness events that make them begin to question everything they have been taught about Smoke. And thus the adventure begins... You will travel by coach to a grand estate where secrets lurk in attic rooms and hidden laboratories; where young love blossoms; and where a tumultuous relationship between a mother and her children is the crucible in which powerful passions are kindled, and dangerous deeds must be snuffed out in a desperate race against time. From the Hardcover edition.

Readers of the Harry Potter series and Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell are sure to be mesmerized by Dan Vyleta's thrilling blend of historical fiction and fantasy, as three young friends scratch the surface of the grown-up world to discover startling wonders-and dangerous secrets. "Dan Vyleta writes with intricacy and imagination and skillful pacing; never once would I have considered putting his book down. In the manner of both a Dickens novel and the best young adult adventure stories (the Harry Potter series among them). . .his ending, which I wouldn't dare reveal here, is a real firecracker."-Jennifer Senior, The New York Times Welcome to a Victorian England unlike any other you have experienced before. Here, wicked thoughts (both harmless and hate-filled) appear in the air as telltale wisps of Smoke. Young Thomas Argyle, a son of aristocracy, has been sent to an elite boarding school. Here he will be purged of Wickedness, for the wealthy do not Smoke. When he resists a sadistic headboy's temptations to Smoke, a much larger struggle beyond the school walls is revealed. Shortly thereafter, on a trip to London, Thomas and his best friend witness events that make them begin to question everything they have been taught about Smoke. And thus the adventure begins... You will travel by coach to a grand estate where secrets lurk in attic rooms and hidden laboratories; where young love blossoms; and where a tumultuous relationship between a mother and her children is the crucible in which powerful passions are kindled, and dangerous deeds must be snuffed out in a desperate race against time. From the Hardcover edition.
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Readers of the Harry Potter series and Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell are sure to be mesmerized by Dan Vyleta's thrilling blend of historical fiction and fantasy, as three young friends scratch the surface of the grown-up world to discover startling wonders-and dangerous secrets. "Dan Vyleta writes with intricacy and imagination and skillful pacing; never once would I have considered putting his book down. In the manner of both a Dickens novel and the best young adult adventure stories (the Harry Potter series among them). . .his ending, which I wouldn't dare reveal here, is a real firecracker."-Jennifer Senior, The New York Times Welcome to a Victorian England unlike any other you have experienced before. Here, wicked thoughts (both harmless and hate-filled) appear in the air as telltale wisps of Smoke. Young Thomas Argyle, a son of aristocracy, has been sent to an elite boarding school. Here he will be purged of Wickedness, for the wealthy do not Smoke. When he resists a sadistic headboy's temptations to Smoke, a much larger struggle beyond the school walls is revealed. Shortly thereafter, on a trip to London, Thomas and his best friend witness events that make them begin to question everything they have been taught about Smoke. And thus the adventure begins... You will travel by coach to a grand estate where secrets lurk in attic rooms and hidden laboratories; where young love blossoms; and where a tumultuous relationship between a mother and her children is the crucible in which powerful passions are kindled, and dangerous deeds must be snuffed out in a desperate race against time. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Allan Corduner

Length:

18h 36m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:49


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

32:12


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

06:09


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

32:04


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

04:01


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

44:44


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

11:14


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

43:29


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

05:01


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

01:01:19


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

06:00


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

55:27


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

04:01


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

48:08


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

07:35


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

44:51


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

05:57


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

01:04:35


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

14:24


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

52:08


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

29:19


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

41:41


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

16:03


Part 4, Chapter 23
Part 4, Chapter 23

01:00:47


Part 4, Chapter 24
Part 4, Chapter 24

08:02


Part 4, Chapter 25
Part 4, Chapter 25

32:54


Part 4, Chapter 26
Part 4, Chapter 26

07:53


Part 4, Chapter 27
Part 4, Chapter 27

48:08


Part 4, Chapter 28
Part 4, Chapter 28

23:30


Part 4, Chapter 29
Part 4, Chapter 29

40:34


Part 4, Chapter 30
Part 4, Chapter 30

13:09


Part 4, Chapter 31
Part 4, Chapter 31

52:07


Part 4, Chapter 32
Part 4, Chapter 32

16:57


Part 5, Chapter 33
Part 5, Chapter 33

53:41


Part 5, Chapter 34
Part 5, Chapter 34

06:48


Part 5, Chapter 35
Part 5, Chapter 35

31:35


Part 5, Chapter 36
Part 5, Chapter 36

55:39


Part 5, Chapter 37
Part 5, Chapter 37

07:33


Part 5, Chapter 38
Part 5, Chapter 38

17:30


Part 6, Chapter 39
Part 6, Chapter 39

07:51


Part 6, Chapter 40
Part 6, Chapter 40

00:35